A fight between two Bay Area Democrats is the costliest contest so far of the races for a congressional district seat from California, reports filed this week show.
Bellflower has become the latest city to be sued over its at-large system of electing City Council members.
Across California, cities, school districts, even water boards are scrambling to comply with the state's Voting Rights Act and settle costly lawsuits, or avoid them altogether.
Sentencing of state Sen. Roderick D. Wright has been delayed again, this time until Sept. 3, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday.
Downtown Los Angeles has a long history with the movies, dating back to the days when Harold Lloyd dangled from a clock tower in "Safety Last!" and neon-lighted movie palaces lined Broadway. Much has changed since then — for the neighborhood and the movie business — but Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, which kicks off its sixth year Wednesday, makes the case that now is just the time to shine a light on downtown L.A. as the historic center of the film industry and a current hotbed of independent cinema. "Downtown is more than just a place that's convenient to show films," festival co-founder Greg Ptacek said in a recent phone interview. "In...